Friday, August 11, 2017

friday find: ruffle sleeve
























Happy Friday!  Today's find is striped (again), but this time the focus is on the sleeves.  How pretty are these ruffle sleeves?  Not only are they ruffled, but they tie up too!  I've always loved Pixie Market for their unique pieces.  If you have never shopped at Pixie Market, this pretty striped top gives you a great idea on the types of items you'll find on their site.  The best part is that their prices are budget-friendly.  This top is under $100!  You can wear it from work to dinner and then brunch the next day!  (Okay, you might want to wash it first.  And not have brunch with the same people you had dinner with the night before.)  This ruffle sleeve top would look great with these Madewell 9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Pure White for summer and then come fall, pair it with these FRAME high-waisted flare jeans, or with your favourite skinny jeans and boots (obsessing over these ZARA Leather High Heel Ankle Boots With Bow).

Happy shopping!
Mx

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

retro / striped tee


{Free People Need You Printed Tee (comes in 3 colours);
Brixton Dalila Hat (sold out, love this one);

I'm always on the lookout for a tee that's not basic (I have enough black tees), but that I could wear without a bra.  This Free People Need You Printed Tee is certainly not basic.  I love the colourful stripes!  They're in the front and back of this 'easy, relaxed fit' tee.  Last Friday night we went for a stroll downtown Greenville so I paired this tee with my go-to One Teaspoon Junkyard Skirt and white vans (not shown).  I thought of pairing this outfit with my pink Rebecca Minkoff bag, but instead decided to keep my accessories neutral and let the colourful stripes stand out even more.  Also, I'm in fall fashion mode lately now that fall items are starting to appear online and in stores.  This outfit would transition perfectly into fall with a cardigan (I'm obsessing over this Free People Creme Brulee Cardi) and over-the-knee boots (can never go wrong with the Stuart Weitzman The Lowland Boot!  Also love these Vince Camuto Karinda Over The Knee Boots - they're under $250!).

Happy shopping!
Mx

Friday, August 4, 2017

friday find: a little flare




Happy Friday!  Today's Friday find has a little flare.  I keep seeing cropped flare jeans everywhere so it's safe to say they'll be a big trend for fall.  I love these Citizens of Humanity Drew High-Rise Cropped Flare Jeans.  I love how the back hem is higher which makes these flare jeans unique.  They're a great colour too, not too light and not too dark.  I was eyeing these Paige Rafaela Mid-Rise Skinny Cropped Ruffle Petite Jeans since I'm petite, but they've sold out rather quickly.  Only a few sizes left!  Shopbop carries them in regular sizes here.  For a more budget-friendlier pair, these Blank Denim Trumpet Flare Jeans are under $100!

Happy shopping!
Mx

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

kiss me off-the-shoulder


Prada Minimal Baroque Sunglasses (also here)}

On our shopping trip in Charlotte, NC, a couple of weekends ago, I picked up this pretty pink off-the-shoulder top at Free People.  I was looking for something casual that you can just throw on and go, but not a basic tee (I have enough of those and wore them out in the first few weeks after our move).  This 'Kiss Me Tube' checked off all of the boxes.  But unlike the pink off-the-shoulder top in my last post, this one tends to ride up.  But it's super comfy and flowy, almost like a poncho, perfect for the heat.  I love the raw edges.  We headed out for a casual dinner and walk around downtown Greenville so I paired the off-the-shoulder top with my go-to AGOLDE Parker Vintage Cutoff Shorts (again). (I wasn't joking when I said I have been living in them!)  Not a huge fan of pink?  The Kiss Me Tube also comes in black (which looks more like grey).

Happy shopping!
Mx

Saturday, July 29, 2017

off-the-shoulder neon pink


I bought this neon pink Susana Monaco Maia Top months ago from Shopbop (now sold out, but found on other sites, linked above), but with the move and not organizing my closet for weeks I never got around to wearing it.  Of course now it's on sale!  But I'm actually happy about that in a way because I love this top so much that I think I'm going to buy it in red.  This is one of those off-the-shoulder tops that actually stays off the shoulder.  I wore it out for dinner and it never rode up even once.  It's super comfortable too.  I love the cute ties on the sleeves!  It also has a built-in bra, which is a bonus.  But most of all I love it, of course, because it's pink!  This neon pink is not something I see very often (I don't recall the last time neon was trendy, but neon pink is one of my favourite colours so I will scoop it up when I do see it.  I just ordered this tee from Free People!).  I love pairing neon with other neon, especially pink with orange.  I have a pair of orange linen pants that this top would look great with.  Next time!  This time, for a casual dinner on a very hot evening, I paired this top with my favourite AGOLDE Parker Vintage Shorts.  I've been living in them, they're so comfortable.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Happy shopping!
Mx

Friday, July 28, 2017

friday find


Happy Friday!  Today's find are these beautiful Jacquard mules by Steven.  Mules are still a trend and they're the perfect transition shoe from one season to the next (ok, maybe not winter in most areas).  You can find mules in pretty much every colour, print and price point.  I love these Steven mules because I'm a sucker for anything denim, floral print and they're a steal at $99!

Happy shopping!
Mx

Friday, July 21, 2017

friday find




Happy Friday!  Hope everyone is having a great summer so far!  I've taken some (er, a lot) of time off for the transition of our move to Greenville, SC (a city I had only been to twice before we moved!).  We've been having fun exploring the city.  But I spent most of the time unpacking.  It took two weeks before I even started unpacking and organizing my closet!  So let's just say I wore basically the same thing every day.  It's been fun decorating our new house and I'll be sharing some of my finds on the blog shortly!  I probably did not even look at clothes online for a couple of weeks (anytime I was online I was shopping for the house), but I started getting the fashion bug last week.  So we took a trip to Charlotte, which is only an hour and a half away, which I'm so excited about.  There's a Free People (yay!), Nordstrom (I can shop the Anniversary Sale, which starts today, in person!), Madewell, Neiman Marcus, Urban Outfitters, etc.!

Anyway, I've missed blogging and this 'Friday find' (which is something I'm going to continue going forward) was something I had to blog about.  How cool is this ZARA Multi-Position Shirt?  It's a long-sleeved shirt with buttoned cuffs, which turns into a cool sleeveless shirt with spaghetti straps!  It could also be worn as an off-the-shoulder shirt!  A steal for under $50.

Happy shopping!
Mx

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

print mixing / stripes & florals




Happy hump day!  Today is my birthday and the day we finally move into our new house in Greenville, SC!!  We've been staying in a hotel for 10 days and are definitely at the point where we can't wait to move in!  In the meantime, we've been enjoying exploring our new city, especially trying out new restaurants (including a donut shop called The Donut Experiment).  We already have a couple of favourite spots, including Adams Bistro.  I packed a bunch of clothes/outfits, but have been basically living in a t-shirt and rotating 4 pairs of shorts.  I've also been living in my Adidas slides (which I paired with this romper before on the blog) since we've been doing a lot of walking.

But before we left Myrtle Beach, I had ordered these amazing ZARA Tied Jute Platform Wedges.  I normally do not find espadrilles comfortable but these are very comfortable.  I love the lace-up straps.  (Tip: I'm normally a 5.5/6 and the 5 fit perfectly.  The size 6 was too big.)  I first styled these wedge sandals with a denim on denim outfit, but then saw this Spell romper hanging and immediately changed my mind.  I love mixing prints.  Because both the floral romper and striped sandals are blue and white, I knew they would be the perfect match.  Keeping prints in the same colour family is the easiest way to mix prints.  Also, the subtle stripes do not compete with the bold floral print.  Stripes are also the safest print to mix with, IMO.

Happy print mixing!
Mx

Thursday, June 8, 2017

summer sandals

summer sandals

Summer is just around the corner!  As a stay-at-home mom I'm partial to slides since you can just slip them on and go.  I'm obsessed with these Marc Jacobs Daisy Aqua Slides (second from right).  I love the daisy appliqu├ęs.  I'm also partial to white sandals.  They're so fresh.  These MICHAEL Michael Kors Sonya Embellished Leather Sandals (bottom, second from left) are also very pretty.  If you prefer a black sandal, these Ancient Greek Clio Pearls Leather Sandals (bottom, second from right) are simple, but the pretty pearl embellishments elevate them.  If you're looking to add some colour, these peach RAYE Sashi Sandals (bottom left) will add a pop to any outfit.

You can shop the items above by clicking below!
Happy shopping!
Mx

Sunday, June 4, 2017

multicolored knit & tassels








{ZARA Strappy Multicolored Top (matching shorts here, which I also bought and love);
One Teaspoon Junkyard Skirt (other colours);
TOPSHOP FALCON Buckle Sandals (8 different styles!);

My last post was a bit of a downer so I'm perking things up with some colour, or actually a lot of colour!  This ZARA Strappy Multicolored Top is so fun with all of the colours and the tassels make it unique.  There are matching knit shorts (so comfy!), but you have to buy them separately.  I bought both pieces because I love a set and you get an outfit for under $70.  A set is great when you don't feel like thinking about putting an outfit together.  But I decided to let the top stand out so I paired it with my go-to One Teaspoon denim skirt.  I'm not a fan of Birkenstocks (I find them rather uncomfortable - but I believe you have to wear them in), but these similar Topshop sandals are actually quite comfortable even though they're synthetic, which I normally stay away from.  I love the gold touches!

It's our last full day in Myrtle Beach today!  We close our home tomorrow and then we're off to Greenville, SC, and staying in a hotel for a week before we move into our new home! 

Hope everyone has a great week!
Mx

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

bluebelle & bad customer service


{Spell & the Gypsy Collective Lolita Romper;

The good news.  This Spell Lolita Romper is super comfortable and hides the fact that I've been eating nothing but junk (the stress of moving).  The bad news?  This will be the last Spell piece that I purchase.  I have come to really love Spell for their beautiful pieces (I would say they were second in line after my favourite brand, Free People), but customer service to me is just as important.  Around the time I purchased this Spell romper, I had purchased a slip dress directly from their site.  I had to pay shipping for the dress because I was under the required amount needed to receive the free shipping.  But I received the dress and it was stained.  No biggie, although disappointing because it was the last one.  I contacted Spell and was told (by email so I have proof) that I would receive my refund, the original shipping charges, plus be refunded for the shipping charges to return the stained item.  When I was finally refunded for the stained dress, I was not refunded the originally shipping charges.  I contacted Spell and they refused to refund my $10.  They sent me a stained item!  Now $10 is not a lot of money, but I am so soured by the terrible customer service that they have lost me as a customer.  I advised them of this.  They did not care one bit.  I then unfollowed them on social media, emails, etc.  As I said, $10 is not a lot of money, but in the end it cost Spell my future business.  Is it worth it for them?  I'm sure they'll be fine and get away with terrible service because they have such a high demand for their clothing, but I have noticed some other negative comments on their social media so it will affect them sooner or later (I believe).  As a fashion blogger, I feel it's my job to not only shout out the awesomeness of a company or their clothes, but also the not-so-awesomeness.

Mx

Saturday, May 27, 2017

jumpsuit joy







 

Happy Saturday!  This Free People Nora Jumpsuit brings me so much joy.  I mean, it's colourful and dramatic with the extremely wide legs, which makes it so fun to wear.  It's perfect for this heat in South Carolina.  I want to wear this jumpsuit every day, it's so comfortable.  You just slip it on and go.  I paired this colourful jumpsuit with a pair of wedge sandals, but it also looks great with a pair of white sneakers.

Free People has a wide variety of jumpsuits.  You can shop them here!

Happy shopping!
Mx